Egypt Nineteenth Dynasty Toms

           

 

 

  

 


 
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The first pharaoh of the 19th dynasty was Ramses I; among the nineteenth dynasty tombs is his tomb, KV16 that was finished in a hurry because of the pharaoh` s death and despite that, the tomb is beautiful, has decorations and has the sarcophagus of the Ramses I. It is one of the most visited tombs. Ramses I` s son, who succeeded him at the throne, Seti I, has his tomb, KV 17, considered the most beautiful of the Valley of the Kings, with very well executed paintings and bas-reliefs. The Seti`s sun, Ramses II built a large tomb, KV 7, but which is in a state of degradation, being exposed to the preservation works. The tomb has its axis broken, probably as the consequence of a poor quality of the area` s land. In the same time, in the opposite side of the his own tomb, Ramses II enlarged an anterior tomb, KV 5, of an unknown noble from the 18th dynasty, with the purpose of having there buried his numerous sons. Having 120 known rooms, it` s probably the biggest tomb in the Valley. The tomb of the Ramses II` s son, Merenptah, KV 8, was open even since antiquity; it has a length of 160 meters, ending in a mortuary room which once contain a set of four sarcophagi. Beautifully decorated, it is open to the public most of the year` s period. The last kings of the 19th dynasty built similar tombs, more significant being KV 47 of Siptah, which is also beautifully decorated, especially the ceiling. Each tomb has objects which offer the deceased a comfortable existence in the afterlife, as well as Shabti statues. The modern abbreviation KV comes from the English King Valley, the tombs being numbered in the discovery order.

 
 

 

Egypt Nineteenth Dynasty Toms

 

 
   

 

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